Water rights, water rights, everywhere: stories about water rights are springing up all over the place (including Reddit, where I found the two stories to which I link here), even more so now that the World Water Forum is in progress.
The forum is in Istanbul which, come to think of it, is a city in which two continents are divided by water (the Bosphorus River, to be precise). If there is a best metaphor prize at the conference, I suspect it will be awarded for the characterization of water rights as an issue that is snowballing. And the Turkish police deserve some sort of recognition for their treatment of protesters: the cops sprayed them with water cannons.
Thanks to RetloP for the image of a more peaceful aspect of water.